Lenin, Stalin & Communist Russia
The Myth & Reality of Communism

By Robert Johnson
October 2003
ISBN: 1-84285-039-3
110 pages, Illustrated, 5 1/4" x 8 1/2"
$31.95 paper original

Lenin and Stalin stand as two giants in the history of Russia. In this Studymate Rob Johnson takes the reader through the key events that shaped the major Communist State and explains how ideologues propagated an exclusive and determinist worldview. The result was World War and decades of oppression. Only now as the Soviet Union slips into history can this perspective be truly appreciated. This Studymate explains the key ideas and events that shaped Communism in Russia, the myths that were created by the communists to conceal the truth and how historians have responded. Contents include: Introduction: the rewriting of Russian history, Russia under the Tsars, Marxism, Leninism and the Bolshevik Party, Russia's problems 1905-1917, the February Revolution and the Provisional Government, the October Revolution and the establishment of Bolshevik Power, the Russian Civil War, the economy and the consolidation of communism, the Lenin dictatorship and the rise of Stalin, Stalin's economic progress, the Great Terror, Conquest and subversion, Stalinism and the Cold War.

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